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SATURDAY,. MAY 27, 1939



By Mel Fineberg
A New Day ?? ?
ITH3E RECENT proposal of the
University of Chicago which would
enable that university to broaden
student participation in intercollegi-
ate athletics is an encouraging sign.
rheplanentailsaa narrowing of the
restrictions which, under Western
Confernce rulings, prevents a large
proportion of Chicago's students from
If the Chicago plan is accepted by
the Big Ten (it was tabled until the
December meeting of the group) only
three groups of students would be
1. Freshmen in the college.
2. Professional athletes, and
those who have had three sea-
sons of intercollegiate competi-
tion in a sport who would be in-
eligible in that particular sport.
3. Men whom the deans or the
director of the Student Health
Service see fit to bar from par-
As This Corner predicted the night
before the plan was submitted, Chi-
cago has decided on no definite stand.
they were simply awaiting the reac-
tion of the WesternnConference.
It is this that is encouraging. The
University of Chicago, regarded as
purest of the pure as far as athletics
tf'e concerned, have recognized the
Inadequacy of its present system and
are trying to change. Of course, Chi-
cago wants to change because it feels
that only "20.3 per cent of its male
undergraduates" are eligible for com-
petition. Because of the recent growth
af junior colleges, students come to
Chicago and have, under the one-year
residence rule, only one year of com-
petition left, a prospect which dis-
courages them from reporting.
It's not the plan that means
much, as we see it. It's that Chi-
cago has the courage to break
away from the old and estab-
lished order, It was rumored that
the plan had "sympathetic con-
sideration" because everyonet
knows of Chicago's athletic ills.
Why couldn't the same sympa-
thetic consideration be given to a
different plan in a different
school? Of course, ,the sugges-.
tion might not concern itself with
eligibility requirements but it
might be something like that at
a different school-say Michigan
Y -might be just as pressing. If
Chicago, which houses the hal-
lowed halls of erudition, can yell
"down with the old and up with
the new," why can't other Big
Ten schools suggest a reform
without having sanctimony wail
to the heavens that radicalism
is on the march.
At least ,it's a thought.
CORNERSTONES: All those who
think that Del Baker may not last
long as manager of the wallowing
Detroit Tigers can put t h e i r
Sfears to rest... Walter . Briggs,
Tiger owner, asserts that "we are not
in the market for a new manager. We
are satisfied with Del Baker ... That
should settle any unfounded rumor
or were similar words uttered just
before Mickey Cochrane was shown
the gate . . . And didn't Charley
Grimm hear those same words in Chi-
cago? . . . They say that Charley
the Red Ruffing is bothered by a
muscle in his arm and has to be care-
ful throwing curves . . . of course,

Charley the Red has only won seven
without suffering ignomonious de-
feat . . . This guy must be pretty
good when he's feeling well . . . Dizzy
Dean has pitched 14 consecutive
scoreless innings and allowed eight
hits on his comeback trail. . . But in
spite of his insistence on his ability
to climb back into the pitching firma-
ment, the word keeps circulating that
he's not to be taken seriously-.
They say he's far from ready to take
his regular turn.
In The Majors

Smick Allows T
Boilermakers .:
Only Two Hits
Triple Scores Tying Run
In Ninth; Baily's Balk
Gives Varsity Victory
(Continued from Page 1)

Nine Gains


Triumph Over Purdue

hree Favorites In Indianapolis Memorial Day Auto Race

two-run lead, but Michigan tied the
score in the third on singles by Lisa-
gor and Mike Sofiak, a hit batsman
and right fielder Yeager's error.
From then on, it was a tight pitch-
ers battle between the two Big Ten
aces until Smick fumbled and threw
wildly on Mackiewicz's roller in the
eighth. Thompson sacrificed the
runner to third from where he scored
on Hearne's fly to Trosko.
After the Wolverines had staged
theirlast-inningbuprising,, Smick
walked the first batter to face him
in the ninth and then made his
fourth error of the day to put the ty-
ing run on base for the Riveters.
Pinch-hitter Kurtz attempted to sac-
rifice and popped up and Dicki son
grounded into a double play to end
the game.
By A Whisker

Louis Meyer, Floyd Roberts, and Wilbur Shaw (left to right) are three of the leading contenders in Tues-
day's Memorial Day Auto Race at Indianapolis. Meyer,-a California, has already won the event three times,
and Roberts, the defending champion, will be gunning for his second straight'win in the 500-mile race next
week. The city of Indianapolis will be supporting its local hope, Shaw, who gained a first place in the 1937
race. All three of these contestants have qualified for post positions. Meyer's time of 130.067 miles per hour
was beaten only by Jimmy Snyder, another favorite, who did 130.138 miles per hour.

Balyeat Stars
In First Year
As Trackman
Just about 15 months ago a foot-
ball player named Phil Balyeat de-
cided to heed. the urgings of a friend
and went down to Yost Field House
to work out with the track team.
Since this friend was a shot putter,
Phil also worked with the shot giving
little serious thought to it.
While Phil was out, Ken Doherty
noticed him and without ever having
seen him run decided that Balyeat
would do. better to. devote,.his.-time
to the quarter mile run. From then
on he underwent what is known as
the Doherty course of improvement,
and turned out to be a prize pupil.
Last July after having run in two
meets in Ohio, Phil entered in the
National A.A.U. to run in the junior
440. Competing in his first major
meet he startled everyone including
himself by walking off with the race.
This year, his first in collegiate
competition, Balyeat became one of
four men in Michigan track history
to run the quarter mile under 48
When Phil Diamond, ace track pro-
phet, failed to award Phil a place in
his Conference meet predictions, Bal-
yeat was determined to prove Dia-
mond wrong and succeeded in finish-
ing a good third. Prophet Diamond
admitted that the bespectacled Phil
had shown him plenty of running,
and both he and Coach Hoyt agreed
that had Balyeat started his "kick"
a little sooner in the backstretch *he
might have nailed the leaders.
But the youth from Sparta is going
to have another chance when the
National Collegiates roll around, and
if he should pace himself well he
might, as one track observer re-
marked after the Big Ten, "chase the
rest of the boys right off the track."

Ohio Wesleyan
Net Team, 5-2
Tobin Upsets Harry Zink;
Squad Meets Duquesne
Today In Home Finale
(Continued from Page 1)
,Zink. and upset him, 6-1, 6-2. Zink,
one of the leading players in the
Middle West, was not able to solve
Tobin's twisting service. Tobin dis-
played his best form of the year as
his cioss-court shots won him point
after point.
Sam "Old Faithful" Durst con-
tinued his winning form as he routed
Bud Fisher in straight sets 6-3, 6-0
Durst had little trouble in his match
completely outclassing his opponent.
This afternoon at 2:30 the Wolver-
ines will wind up their home season
when they meet Duquesne at Palmer
Singles: Tobin (M) defeated Zink
(O) 6-1, 6-2. Jones (O) defeated
Percival (M) 6-2, 6-2. Kidwell (M)
defeated Rowe (O) 6-1, 3-6, 9-7. Durst
(M) defeated Fisher (0) 6-3. 6-0.
Morris (M) defeated Davis (O) 6-0,
Doubles: Zink, Jones (O) defeated
Tobin, Kidwell (M) 8-10, 6-2, 7-5.
Durst, Woolsey (M) defeated Davis,
Fisher (O) 6-1, 6-4.
Buy Your
at the

Michigan--5 AB R
Pinkcf............4 0
Sofiak, ss...........5 0
Peckinpaugh, 3b ......4 0
Gedeon, lb ...........4 0
Trosko, if ............4 1
Smick, p.............4 1
Lisagor, 2b.... .....3 2
Beebenc...... ...4 0
Steppon, rf .........3 1




Totals..........35 5 9 27 91
Purdue-3 ABRH O A
Dickinson, cf .........4 0 0 2 0
Vernon,lf ........ ..3 1 0 2 0
Mackiewicz, 3b .......4 2 1 0 0
Thompson, ss........2 0 0 2 3
Hearne, 2b .. ......2 0 , 1 3 2
Yeager, rf ..........4 0 0 1 0
Smithson, lb ........3 0 0. 9 0
*Dean .............0 0 0 0 0
Bredewater, c .,......3 0 0 7 1
Baily,p.............3 0 0 1 5
**Kurtz .........:...1- 0 0 0 0
Totals .........29 3 2 27 11
*Balted for Smithson in 9th.
* *Batted for Baily in 9th.'
Michigan .. 002 000 003--5
Purdue .... .......200 000 010-3
Errors: Sofiak 2, Smick 4, Thomp-
son, Yeager. Three base hits: Smick,
Mackiewicz, Hearne. Stolen bases:
Pink, Dickinson. Sacrifices: Beebe,
Thompson, Hearne. Double plays:
Sofiak to Lisagor to Gedeon. Bases on
balls: off Smick 6, off Baily 2. Struck
out: by Smick 7, by Baily 7. Wild
pitch: Baily. Balk: Baily. Hit by
pitcher: by Baily (Steppon).
Umpires: Cramer and Willis.

Trojans Place
15 In I.C. 4-A
U.S.C. Trackmen Shatter
Javelin, Hurdle Marks
NEW YORK, May 26.-(IP)-The
University of Southern California's
track and field men, who had threat-4
ened to make a walkaway of theI
team race in the 63rd I.C. 4-A Cham-
pionships, backed up that threat with
unbeatable arguments today, by
qualifying 15 men for tomorrow's
finals and semi-finals.
Bob Peoples, U.S.C. sophomore from
Oklahoma City, was in front all by
himself in the javelin throw, toss-
ing the spear for a new meet mark
of 223 ft. 1% in., 14 inches better
than the 'eight-year-old standard
credited to Ken Churchill of Cali-
fornia. . Earl Vickery, last year's
runner-up, skimmed the low hurdles
to finish the 220 yards in . 231 sec-
onds, one-tenth under the former
Miler Jim Herbert of New York U.,
which placed 10 men for the second-
best showing, and Wes Wallace of
Fordham all made the grade in the
quarter-mile and thereby won an-
other crack at Long John Woodruff.
The giant Pittsburgh senior took his
heat in 48.4 seconds and qualified in
the mile for defense of both his in-
dividual titles.
Behind U.S.C. and N.Y.U., the top
place winners were Pittsburgh, 1937
winner, with 9; Yale 7; California and
Cornell 6 each and Fordham, Michi-
gan State and Penn State, 5 each.

"To the Victors go the Spoils" says
an old proverb. And to the Has
Beens and Theta Chi, champions of
the Independent and fraternity
league go a total of eight positions
on the all-star softball teams an-
nounced yesterday by the Intramural
sports department.'
The Independent selection presents
the best battery in either league with
Ed Thomas, Doughboys, on the mound
and Howard Millard, Has Beens, as
catcher. Millard caught Jack Hu-
beler, regular Has Been pitcher, the
other selection for the leading
Murphy Plays First
On first base for the Independents
is Ed Murphy, the rangy Has Been
player. Holding down second is pep-
pery Herb Brogan playing for the
Phys Eds. Don Nichols, another Has
Been is given the third base spot.
The Phys Eds placed their second
man in the infield at shortstop, Clin-
ton Mahlke.
The outfield for the Independents
consists of Norm Nickerson, big Phys
Ed slugger, who was given the center
field post. William Cartmill of the
Doughboys has the right field posi-
tion, and Bill Andolora, who played
third base most of the season for the
Phys Eds takes short center field. Al
Chadwick, one of the fastest men on
the team, holds down left field.
Strong Fielding Infield
The fraternity all-star team brings
together the finest fielding infield of
either league, and a hard hitting out-

field in addition to a strong pitching'
Robert Morse who played first base
for the runners-up ChiPhi team takes
that position on the fraternity squad.
At the keystone sack is Don Barnes,
Psi U.
Paulus Is All-Around Player
Third base is capably handled by
Joe Paulus of Phi Kappa Sigma, the
best all around player in the league.
Completing the infield at shortstop is
tall, shifty Howie Novasel, an ac-
complished fielder and a strong hit-
ter, who was manager of the Phi Sig-
ma Delta team.
Leading the outfielders is Chi Phi
Harry Mulholland at center field, a
hard hitter and a fast man on fly
balls. Big Paul Nielsen, Theta Chi's
slugging left fielder, adds more punch
to an already powerful outer garden.
Bill Keas in right field makes the
second Theta Chi man in the outfield.
John 'Paup, the best ball handler of
the lot takes short center which he
played for Acacia.
Shroth Picked As Hurler
Dick Shroth, who pitched Theta
Chi to the championship, is one of
the all-star pitchers. Ken Meyer, Al-
pha Tau Omega, is the second of the
mound staff. The all-star catcher is
Albert Pfaller of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Nominations for all-star umpires
include Ben Moorstein and Herm
Ulevitch who handled the difficult
assignment of rendering decisions
throughout the past season.

Has Beens, Theta Chi Dominate
I-M All-Star Softball Selections.

14 Nickels Arcade




Season Records Give Four Michigan
Linksmen Chance For Big Ten Title

If averages are any basis for prog-
nostications, the lion's share of in-'
dividual honors in the Big Ten golf'
meet to be held next week at Chi-
cago should go to Michigan's high
powered links squad.
Although the five men to make the
trip have not been announced, the
records of four almost certain start-
ers give every one of them a chance
of winning back the individual crown
relinquished by Chuck Kosccis in 1937
to *Sid Richardson of Northwestern
who has held it the past two years.
In dual meets with Michigan State,
Notre Dame, Illinois, and Ohio State,
four members of the Michigan squad
have 72-hole totals which would have
earned them top spots in the Con-
ference meet last year when com-
pared to Sid Richardson's title-win-
ning 305.
Emery Is Michigan Ace
Jack Emery's 72-hole score in the
four matches, one of which was over
the Kildeer course where the meet is
being held this year, was 297. The
Michigan number one man has shot
good golf all season, and in his only
meeting with Sid Richardson had
little trouble vanquishing the twice
Big Ten title holder, 21/2-12.
He also defeated Herb Patton, Il-
linois' number one man who is to be
reckoned with in the title drive. The
fact that the meet is being held on
his home course makes Patton doub-
ly dangerous. Both Richardson and
Patton loom as the men to beat if
Emery is to bring back the individual
championship. Neil Croonquist of
Minnesota, who placed third in last
year's meet, does not make Emery's
task any easier, and his presence com-
plicates matters considerably.


mine a 72 hole total, by which the
Wolverine chances might be reck-
oned, Loar scored 307 which includ-
ed a 79 and 80, both of which are
above his usual game.
Capt. Bob Palmer placed third in
the individuals last year with a 313.
In four matches this season he shot
306. Palmer has been the chief point
getter for the Wolverines chalking up
10 wins against two losses and a tie in
the number three spot. The Grand
Rapids junior has also led his mates
in medal honors several times this
year, and this together with his im-
pressive match record rates his in-
clusion among the top men when the
final standings are reckoned.
Close behind Emery in the four-

match total is Lynn Riess, who has
been holding down the number four
slot for Coach Courtright. Riess's
game is unpredictable, and in the
four matches his scores ranged from
70 to 79. A few good rounds either
Monday or Tuesday will bring Riess
in among the leaders.
The other men who might make the
trip are all capable of keeping down
in the 70's, but Tom Tussing is the
most probable fifth choice. He made
the spring trip with the Courtright
contingent but was forced to lay off
for a while because of an arm in-
jury. Tussing broke into the lineup
during the middle of the season and
has given a good account of himself
with several low 70 games.



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Chicago .... . . 001 000 100-2 10 1
Cleveland ......010 000 000-1 11 2
Dietrich, Brown and Tresh; Harder
and Pytlak.
Philadelphia ....000 000 000-0 6 0
New York ........000 001 Ox-1 4 1
Pippen and Brucker; Hildebrand
and Dickey.
Washington .. .000 001 001-2 9 1
Boston........103 000 00x-4 10 2
Leonard and Giuliani; Rich; Hev-
ing and Desautels.
Cincinnati .....101 022 010-7 11 2
-St. Louis.......000 010 400--5 10 1
Walters and Lombardi; Warneke,
Shoun, P. Dean, McGee, Sunkel and
" Owen.
Pittsburgh ....001 430 042-14 17 0
Chicago .......200 012 000- 5 11 4
Tobin and Berres; Lee, Lillard, Har-

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